I took the Galaxy K zoom’s camera for spin one evening after dark and took some shots to demonstrate the performance of the different pre-set modes. You see, Samsung did something really nice for photo enthusiasts – they bundled a number of preset modes – Night, Landscape, HDR, Panorama, Virtual Tour, Action Freeze, Waterfall, Sunset, and more – so non-professional cameramen who have no idea how to fiddle with ISO and other manual settings can get great shots as much as possible.
Here is a screenshot of the Mode Settings, where you can select your favourite modes to be accessible for quick use in the camera app:
There is quite a range of modes to pick from.
Scene One – in three different modes
Scene Two – in four different modes
In my opinion from using the camera, the Program Mode delivers the best results in most scenarios – in daylight or at night. In every shot I have taken pitching Program Mode against Auto, Night, and Beauty Face, it has produced significantly better photos than those others. As such, I have adopted that as my default mode for general photography. HDR should work much better for landscape in daylight, and I will test that out as well. .
I must add that colour rendering has been near perfect using the K zoom, again remembering that as a rule, I am referring to Program Mode. As you can see in the photos above, the colour and other factors are off in the other modes. The K zoom has a hardware shutter button, which is always a nice thing for me.
The Virtual Tour Mode is a very interesting one though, letting the user create interactive virtual tours of a scene. I have tried it out and it is really nice. Viewing the resulting animation is like being walked through the environment shot in 3D. I will be bringing you details of that as well later. Watch out for more review posts about the Galaxy K zoom.
Meanwhile, what are your thoughts on the above photos?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.